A short film for Sky Arts where a man slowly and painfully turns into a car.
Written byJamie Demetriou. Directed byTom Kingsley. Produced bySimon Bird and Jonny Sweet at Guilty Party.
Starring: Jamie Demetriou, Ellie White, Natasha Demetriou, Ben Ashenden.
DOP: Will Hanke. Make-up: Emma Croft. Editor/VFX: Tom Kingsley.
The Darkest Universe
A feature film about a man searching for his sister who went missing on a canal boat.
★★★★ "It's mad. It's sane. Defies description" - Financial Times. ★★★★ "Absorbing, intelligent. A movie of strangeness and charm" - The Guardian. ★★★★ "Combines piercingly funny observation with unashamed weirdness" - The Observer.
Starring: Will Sharpe, Tiani Ghosh, Joe Thomas, Raph Shirley, Chris Langham, Amanda Hadingue, Colin Hurley, Jamie Demetriou, Ewan Bailey, Sharon D Clarke, Jonny Sweet, Simon Bird.
Directed byTom Kingsley and Will Sharpe. Written by: Tiani Ghosh and Will Sharpe. DOP: Will Hanke. Sound: Edwin Weiss. Music: Arthur Sharpe and Ralegh Long. Edited and Produced by Tom Kingsley and Will Sharpe.
A motorcycle ballet, starring world-class French stuntwoman Sarah Lezito.
Production Company: Colonel Blimp,Service company: Radioactive Film,Agency: Wieden+Kennedy. Creatives: Mark Shanley and Paddy Treacy. Creative Directors: Freddie Powell and Hollie Walker.
Directed byTom Kingsley. DOP: Simon Chaudoir. Producer: George Saunders. Executive Producer: Paul Weston.
TK Maxx - Motorcycle Ballet
Series of adverts about the most satisfying forms of storage, co-directed with Chris Bristow.
Directed byTom Kingsley and Chris Bristow. Production Company: Colonel Blimp. Agency: Mother. Creatives: Rich Tahmasebi and Pilar Santos. Producer: Patrick Craig. DOP: Simon Richards.Executive Producer: Paul Weston
IKEA - the Joy of Storage
Directed byTom Kingsley. Starring: Viva Seifert,Production Company: Colonel Blimp, Service company: Radioactive Film,Agency: Wieden+Kennedy,Creatives: Mark Shanley and Paddy Treacy,Creative Directors: Freddie Powell and Hollie Walker,Post Production: The Mill
DOP: Simon Chaudoir. Producer: George Saunders. Executive Producer: Paul Weston.
TK Maxx - Space Spa
The Pony Mixer: an interactive app featuring 256 different videos of a Shetland Pony dancing to the finest music. 25% real live action pony, 25% photo-realistic CGI, 50% very silly After Effects.
Agency: Wieden+Kennedy. Creatives: Freddie Powell and Hollie Walker. Lead VFX: Chris Bristow. After Effects: Rob Ward, Luca Paulli, Andy Hague. Post Production: Munky. Editor/Photoshop guy: Tom Kingsley.
Three Mobile - Rock Pony
Three Mobile - Bollywood Pony
Three Mobile - Funk Pony
Three Mobile - Christmas Pony
12 idents for Film 4 in respectful homage to French cinema.
Directed byTom Kingsley. Production Company: Colonel Blimp. Agency: Y&R. Creative: Tony Durston. Producer: Corin Taylor. DOP: Simon Chaudoir. Production Designer: Anna Rhodes. Executive Producer: Paul Weston
Boursin Film 4 idents
The faster you give money to Comic Relief, the faster the annoying do-gooders will shut up about it.
Written by: Liam Williams. Directed byTom Kingsley. Produced by: Jon Aird. DOP: Will Hanke. Sound: Calum Sample
Comic Relief - Make Them Stop
A music video about escaping from a nursing home. This was the first proper-budget music video I made, and it felt like living the dream.
Directed byTom Kingsley. Lead Dancer: Patrick Wood. DOP: Denzil Armour-Brown. Choreographer: Alex Reynolds. Producer: Tamsin Glasson.Editor: Tom Kingsley. Agency: VCCP. Client: Five Alive
Don Fardon - I'm Alive
Stop-motion animation about a paper man persecuted by the scissors that created him.
This animation is the first short film I ever made. It was heavily inspired by Jan Svankmajer, and I made it on the kitchen table in the evenings when I was working as a journalist. I sent it to some production companies to try and get work as a runner. Bart Yates at Blinkink watched it, got me work experience at Blink Productions, and I've been there ever since.
A one hour docudrama about a haunted Welsh farmhouse.
Starring: Amy Morgan, Adam Leese, Llyr Evans. DOP: Will Hanke. Writer / Director / VFX: Tom Kingsley. Executive Producers: Alex Marengo, Joel Wilson, Jamie Campbell. Production Company: Eleven.
Coming to Channel 4 in February 2018.
30-minute short film about a Japanese cockroach exterminator who thinks he might be the Messiah. This was the first film I made with Will Sharpe - we went to Japan to visit his aunt, uncle and grandmother in Tokyo, and filmed every day for nine days, apart from one day we had off to visit Kyoto. When we finished it, we realised it was 1/3 the length of a proper feature film, and so maybe we might be able to make one.
Starring Will Sharpe. Directed byTom Kingsley and Will Sharpe.
COCKROACH - trailer
Cockroach - full short film
The first film I made. 12 years old. An hour long James Bond spoof. Nearly all terrible, but I edited the best 5 minutes into a music video for a James Bond covers project.
BlackEye - music video
I didn't direct this - but I did design the set and publicity for a modern pantomime written by Liam Williams and Daran Johnson, staged at the New Diorama Theatre.
Director: Alex Clatworthy. Composer: David Pegg and Daran Johnson. Music Supervisor: Freddie Tapner. Lighting: Ali Hunter. Producers: Isobel David and Brid Kirby for Fight in the Dog
Starring: Charlotte Ritchie, Ellie White, David Elms, Rob Carter, Emily Lloyd-Saini, Omar Ibrahim, Rosa Robson